After several days in the bustling city of Florence, we decided to head out into the Tuscan countryside and do a little sight-seeing. Besides, my 17 year old son had seen enough Renaissance Art to last two lifetimes and I had to bribe him with a little field trip. But first, one more shot of Florence . . .
Other than the Uffizzi Tower growing out of the top of my head--not a bad family shot! My daughter was in classes that day and had to stay behind in the city but she was loving her study abroad program too much to miss us!
The famous and picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge and River Arno . . .
. . . and the lovely Duomo one last time from across the River. Did I mention I LOVE the Duomo (hehe)???
Oh, I could just stay here for months. But as promised, a little trip to the countryside and our first stop was the darling fortress town of San Gimignano . . . It was a quaint little town that could be walked in 30 minutes, full of charm and a little touristy but sometimes you need a little of the kitschy with the culture, no?
A bit better, but still I am not feeling the whole "window" effect. Besides, when I paint this, my focal point will be the lovely red flowers in the window box so I'll need a better shot of those . . .
Holy Cow! When I zoomed in, I couldn't believe what I saw in the window directly above the door.
Look inside. There it is, the possibility that God is giving me--the window He left open. In my search for art, I found something much more important. It was a gift, a truth. I need look no further than into the window to my soul where I will find Him waiting there for me. Serendipity at its finest!